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The Pedestal

Jeff Hay | Posted 08.08.2014 | Parents
Jeff Hay

While some parents look forward to their child's graduation or wedding day, I think I am now looking forward to the day my kids discover I am human. What a relief that day will be!!

Purpose Can Be Something New

Ari Andersen | Posted 06.25.2014 | Impact
Ari Andersen

It wasn't until this week though, when I read a particular letter, that the reality of what going this deep with one another on a large scale could look like. And feel like.

Life's Easy... It's Dealing With Ourselves That's Hard

Mike Robbins | Posted 07.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Mike Robbins

Ownership is about taking full responsibility for our lives and for what shows up around us. We always have a choice about how we relate to what's going on and how we interpret the things happening around us and even within us.

The War Against Health Inequity

Jennifer Kamara | Posted 05.25.2014 | Impact
Jennifer Kamara

I have seen, first-hand the potential that is unleashed in an individual with a renewed sense of health and hope.

Missing in Action: Mental Health Community Fails Fraud Victims

Bradley Foster | Posted 04.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Bradley Foster

Major fraud cases grab the headlines for a few days or weeks, then forgotten until the next one comes along. We never have to wait long. Media typical...

Want to Be Sexier? Show Your Vulnerability More!

Sophie Keller | Posted 04.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Sophie Keller

You can be internally strong and authentically sensitive at the same time. In fact, that's a beautiful balance. My strength definitely stems from my deep vulnerability. And my sensitivity is the essence of who I am.

10 Qualities of a Good Lover

Judith Orloff MD | Posted 03.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Judith Orloff MD

In my book, The Ecstasy of Surrender, I discuss how to manifest your full sexual power, even if you are out of touch with it now. First, you must lear...

A Rabbinic Riff on Capitalism (Sparked By the Magnificent Philanthropy of J.K. Rowling)

Rabbi Menachem Creditor | Posted 03.02.2014 | Money
Rabbi Menachem Creditor

JK Rowling has given away about 160 million dollars. That's a lot of good being done by one very good, talented and successful person. You might, th...

True Love Isn't for Sissies

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 12.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

Conscious loving requires us to come out from behind the security of our manufactured image and expose ourselves to the threat of emotional pain that we desperately wish to avoid.

America Shut Down

Kristin Wartman | Posted 12.07.2013 | Politics
Kristin Wartman

I took this photo outside Prospect Park in Brooklyn Friday morning. It seems especially apropos as the government shutdown will greatly affect our ...

Three Steps to Better Mental Health

Jennifer Nagy | Posted 11.25.2013 | Divorce
Jennifer Nagy

One of the hardest parts about divorce is picking up the pieces after it's all over. Even the friendliest divorce (like mine) leaves you with all sorts of lingering issues related to relationships, love and commitment.

WATCH: The One Thing More Terrifying Than Being Vulnerable

OWN | Posted 10.02.2013 | OWN

Shame and vulnerability researcher Dr. Brené Brown says we all have a choice in life whether to put our true selves out there or hide behind our fear...

WATCH: Why Vulnerability Is Your Greatest Strength

OWN | Posted 09.12.2013 | OWN

Like many others, Dr. Brené Brown says she was raised to believe that vulnerability was a weakness. But she learned that you can't have true courage ...

Relationship Is the Currency of Leadership

Omega Institute | Posted 10.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Omega Institute

"The bottom line is that vulnerability is scary and it feels really dangerous, but it's not nearly as dangerous or scary as spending your life on the outside looking in and wondering, 'What if I had chosen to show up?'"

Living in a World of Needing Help

Teri McCowan | Posted 09.15.2013 | Divorce
Teri McCowan

I was literally stuck in a foyer between two entry doors at my orthopedic surgeon's office. With one casted foot held up, I half stood, pouring sweat...

The 7 Most Vulnerable Moments In Any Man's Life

Posted 04.12.2013 | OWN

Finally: a guy who has the courage to explain vulnerability to us. (And his astonishing novel The World Without You is out in paperback now.) By Jo...

If LA Shall Appear Great to You, Consider Then Passing CCFO

Edward Headington | Posted 04.13.2013 | Los Angeles
Edward Headington

There are still glories ahead for our City of Angels but only if men and women purchase them through thoughtful policymaking.

3 Myths About Vulnerability

PsychCentral.com | Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. | Posted 09.04.2012 | Healthy Living

Vulnerability is scary. But it’s also a powerful and authentic way to live. According to author Brené Brown, Ph.D, LMSW, in her latest book "Daring...

Republican Budget Is an Immoral Document

Jim Wallis | Posted 10.02.2012 | Politics
Jim Wallis

I certainly don't believe that all our Republican lawmakers came to Washington to hurt poor people, but it's time for some of them to challenge the dominant forces in their party and face the consequences of such indefensible choices.

Tackling Shame: 'Shame's Primary Power Is to Make Us Afraid of Being Vulnerable' -- Part II

George Molho | Posted 09.01.2012 | Healthy Living
George Molho

"Shame breeds contempt; vulnerability gives birth to freedom. Freedom is the wellspring of love." In part one, we delved into one of the specific exp...

Tackling Shame: 'Shame's Primary Power Is to Make Us Afraid of Being Vulnerable.' Part I

George Molho | Posted 06.24.2012 | Healthy Living
George Molho

The beauty of vulnerability is in its expression. Its power resides in embracing it. By being unafraid to be vulnerable you will shrink shame, make a feast of fear and starve insecurities.

Penn State's Massive Moral Failure to Put the Most Vulnerable First Instead of Last

Jim Wallis | Posted 01.15.2012 | Sports
Jim Wallis

Big sports at big colleges are big business for both the schools and the surrounding communities. The control and protection of money in so many of our institutions is a leading cause of institutional moral failure -- and the Penn State scandal is a colossal moral failure.

Fasting for Hunger

Vicki B. Escarra | Posted 06.07.2011 | Impact
Vicki B. Escarra

Those who fasted, or are still fasting, are asking Congress not to balance the budget at the expense of our country's most vulnerable -- the impoverished, our children and our seniors.

Working It Out Vs. Tossing It Out: Persevering Through Relationship Ups and Downs

Amy Chan | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Amy Chan

Tossing something out was my method of staying in control, albeit a false sense of control that was really rooted in fear and insecurity.

Class Warfare: John Kerry & Other Senators Hold Unemployed Hostage to a Tax Break for the Rich!

Iris Mack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Iris Mack

The first news I read this morning was a very depressing New York Times editorial. Here's what I learned from the sobering statistics in this ...